By Georgie Silvarole, Rochester Democrat Chronicle:
When firefighters with the Henrietta Fire District responded to a call for an overcrowded bar early Sunday morning, they had no idea what was about to happen.
Lt. Jared Guhl, who was not at the scene but debriefed with the firefighters who had been on duty overnight, said the massive brawl that unfolded about 1 a.m. outside Schramrocks Irish Pub at 200 Park Point Drive in Henrietta near Rochester Institute of Technology was unexpected.
“We have to treat every call as routine,” Guhl said. “We were kind of amazed at what transpired.”
In a post on Facebook, Henrietta Fire District Chief Mark Strzyzynski shared a retelling of that brawl: The fire department had been called in to assist with the bar being over occupancy, but when Engine 642 arrived, more than 200 people had spilled out of the bar and into the parking lot in a massive and chaotic fight.
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